Oklahoma judicial elections, 2014

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Oklahoma judicial elections, 2014
Total candidates: 196
Incumbents: 129
Unopposed: 96
Judges facing retention: 0
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The Oklahoma judicial elections consist of both non-partisan and retention elections. District court judges (which serve on the trial level) are elected while appellate court judges face retention.

Only district court races with more than two candidates required a primary. This year, were are five such races--in Districts 4, 14 (2 races), 20 and 22. Candidates who receive over 50% of the total primary votes are automatically elected without needing to run in the general election. Otherwise, the top two candidates from the primary advance to the general election.

Election dates

  • April 11: Filing deadline (district court candidates)
  • June 24: Primary
  • September 5: Filing deadline (appellate court candidates seeking retention)
  • November 4: General election[1][2][3]

In addition to candidate lists, this page includes information about how the state's judicial elections work, as well as articles about notable news in races across the state.

District court candidates

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Oklahoma District 1

Harper County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AlleyAric Alley No   
SimpsonMegan Simpson Yes   
Unopposed  Judge A. Clark Jett (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jon Parsley (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Ronald L. Kincannon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Ryan D. Reddick (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 12

Mayes County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WardTammy Ward No   
TaylorShawn S. Taylor Yes   
Unopposed   Harry Bud Wyatt (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge J. Dwayne Steidley (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Sheila A. Condren (Not on ballot)
Unopposed   Stephen R. Pazzo (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Terry H. McBride (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 13

Unopposed  Judge Barry V. Denney (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Robert E. Reavis (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Robert G. Haney (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 15

Office 4
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AlfordThomas H. Alford Yes   
WaltersJames Walters No   
Sequoyah County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
OrendorffMatt Orendorff No   
WatersKyle Waters No   
Unopposed  Judge Darrell G. Shepherd (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Dennis N. Shook (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge J. Jeffrey Payton (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge L. Elizabeth Brown (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mark L. Dobbins (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mike Norman (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Norman D. Thygesen (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 16

Le Flore County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Pate, Jr.Pat Pate, Jr. No   
FryMarion D. Fry No   
Unopposed  Judge Bill D. Welch (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Brian Henderson (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jon Sullivan (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 17

Choctaw County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HadleyThomas J. Hadley No   
BazeBilly Baze Yes   
Unopposed  Judge Jana Kay Wallace (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Kenneth Farley (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael D. DeBerry (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 18

Pittsburg County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Layden, Jr.William H. Layden, Jr. No   
MillsTim Mills No   
Unopposed   Jim D. Bland (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jim Pratt (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 19

Unopposed  Judge Mark Campbell (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Rocky L. Powers (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 2

Unopposed  Judge Christopher S. Kelly (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge F. Pat VerSteeg (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Floyd Douglas Haught (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jill Carpenter Weedon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed   Laurie E. Hays (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michelle Kirby-Roper (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 21

Office 5
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SticeSteve Stice No   
VirginJeff Virgin No   
Garvin County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
JarmanKristin R. Jarman No   
KendallSteven Kendall Yes   
Unopposed  Judge Charles Gray (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Greg Dixon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Lori Walkley (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Stephen Bonner (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Thad Balkman (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Tracy Schumacher (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 23

Unopposed  Judge Cindy Ferrell Ashwood (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge John Canavan (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge John D. Gardner (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Sheila Kirk (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 25

Office 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
YoungbloodDavid E. Youngblood No   
IngePaula Inge Yes   
Unopposed  Judge D. Clay Mowdy (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Preston Harbuck (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 26

Unopposed  Judge Bob Hughey (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Gary E. Miller (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 3

Greer County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
YarboroughEric Yarborough No   
MillsTabitha L. Mills No   
Kiowa County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
TalleyTom Talley No   
RussellNorman L. Russell Yes   
Unopposed  Judge Brad L. Benson (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Clark E. Huey (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Richard Darby (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge W. Mike Warren (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 4

Office 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
EilersJustin P. EilersApprovedANo50.3%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
BaysJeremy Bays No27.6% 
StakeMike Stake No22.1% 
Unopposed  Judge Dennis Hladik (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Don A. Work (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jack Hammontree (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Loren Angle (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mark A. Moore (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mickey Jay Hadwiger (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Paul K. Woodward (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Rick Bozarth (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Robert E. Davis (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Tim Haworth (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Tom Newby (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 6

Unopposed  Judge John E. Herndon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Richard VanDyck (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge S. Wyatt Hill (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 7

Office 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PorterJoel A. Porter No   
Haynes TimmonsAletia Haynes Timmons No   
Office 2
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WilliamsKysha M. Williams No   
PrinceThomas E. Prince Yes   
Office 3
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DensonOrenthel Denson No   
DeasonDonald Deason Yes   
Office 13
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PalumboAmy Palumbo No   
StuartRoger Stuart Yes   
Office 15
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
StevensonJarrod Heath Stevenson No   
AndrewsDon Andrews No   
Unopposed  Judge Barbara G. Swinton (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Bernard Jones (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Bill Graves (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Bryan C. Dixon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Cindy Truong (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Glenn M. Jones (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Lisa T. Davis (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Patricia G. Parrish (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Ray C. Elliott (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Richard Kirby (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Tim Henderson (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 8

Kay County associate judge
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
TrewittMichael C. Trewitt No   
BandyDavid R. Bandy No   
Unopposed  Judge Nikki Leach (Not on ballot)
Unopposed   Philip A. Ross (Not on ballot)

Oklahoma District 9

Unopposed  Judge Louis A. Duel (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Phillip C. Corley (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Stephen R. Kistler (Not on ballot)


Process

District court elections

Judges of the district courts run in non-partisan elections after four-year terms. If two candidates are competing for one seat, their names will appear on the ballot for the general election. If more than two candidates file for one seat, they will compete in a primary election. If one candidate receives a majority of the votes in the primary election, that candidate is elected and does not need to run in the general election. If no one receives a majority of the votes, the two candidates with the most votes will compete against each other in the general election.[4] Unopposed candidates do not appear on the ballot.[5]

Retention elections

Judges of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Court of Civil Appeals run in retention elections after six-year terms. In these elections, judges do not compete against another candidate, but voters are given a "yes" or "no" choice whether to keep the justice in office for another term. The retention elections are held on general election day.[6]

In the news

The following articles were current as of the dates listed, though new developments may not be included.

See also

External links

References

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